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Monday, December 15, 2014

Help Seniors Thrive through Holiday Time!

When we think about the holidays, so much comes to mind: traditions and good food, kids tearing through wrapping paper, tree lights and favorite movies, good times with good friends, and finding the perfect gift. But that's not all.
Sometimes the holidays conjure up stress: trying to please everyone, the crowds, the overstimulation, even family squabbles. The reality is the holidays typically turn out good, or not, depending on our perspective. There is a lot we can't change about the holidays, but we can try to make the most of them despite the anxiety they can sometimes cause. To continue reading this, click HERE.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

To Grandmother's House we go!

Many families traditionally travel over the river and through the woods to reach Grandmother's (and Grandfather's) house for holiday festivities. While the thought of everyone together under one roof may seem like a joyous time to visit, reminisce and create new memories, it can often be one of the most stressful times of the year for seniors.
Most seniors become entrenched in their own quiet-but-steady routines as they grow older, and the disruption of an established schedule can cause confusion and anxiety. Sometimes even the hustle and bustle of company for a day can be exhausting for seniors. These times can be equally stressful for caregivers of seniors who are expecting company over the holidays. However, there are several strategies that help the holidays be a stress-free, enjoyable time for all.
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Monday, December 8, 2014

Stress is a common factor in life. Children experience stress from school, new social situations and simply growing up. Adults feel the stress of working, paying bills, raising kids and maintaining households. Seniors also feel stress, even though some may have retired, raised their children and paid off their homes. Certain amounts of stress are a part of life for people of all ages.
For seniors, stress has the potential to be especially overwhelming. This type of tension in older adults has unique contributing factors, such as the loss of an elderly spouse or friends. Living alone can increase the sense of isolation. Sometimes the simple tasks of everyday life can cause stress in those who experience physical or medical limitations. The effects of stress can sometimes exacerbate health conditions from which some seniors suffer, causing additional worry.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Give Gift of Holiday Cheer to Seniors

The holidays are fast approaching, and for most of us this means fun times spent with family, friends and other loved ones. However, for seniors, holidays can be difficult. Many have lost a spouse and friends through the years, or perhaps live far away from their families and may be unable to travel long distances to see loved ones. This means the holidays can be a lonely time for many seniors, especially those who live by themselves at home.
This year, Comfort Keepers® encourages you to reach out to elderly people you know and give the gift of holiday cheer. There are many ways you can make a huge difference in the life of seniors by simply spending time with them. Offer to bake holiday goodies together, or invite a senior friend shopping for Christmas presents or a cup of coffee. You can play games and even spend an afternoon writing holiday cards to send to friends and family. Take a walk or an evening drive to enjoy holiday lights and decorations.

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Monday, December 1, 2014

5 Tips to Make Holiday Easier for Older Aduts

The holidays are a joyous time that inspires feelings of togetherness, fond recollections of the past and hopes for the future. Gatherings with family and friends are sure to lift spirits of all ages as they create new memories.
The holidays may present certain challenges for seniors. Some are common, while others are unique to the individual. In any case, all the holiday cheer could cause seniors to feel stress and upheaval. If you have a senior in your life, whether family or friend, the following tips will help you recognize some of these challenges and offer ways to alleviate the stress they may cause.

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

#SmallBusinessSaturday is today! Support Delco Business

Today is small business Saturday so don't forget to support all the small businesses in our area. The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is a huge supporter of all businesses in our area.

Walk the streets of Media PA or go to Brinton Lake area of Delaware County or stop by the Darby 69th area and make your holiday purchases from small business.

Have a great day and be safe out there.